Choosing a good contractor is the best thing to do most especially if you are in a rush on finishing a project. It’s not easy on searching for a good one. These are the ways on selecting a good ac contractor.
Ask your contractor to prepare a MS Project Spreadsheet for how the project will be delivered (offer some more for their time doing this). This way you will have a proposal that you can review to ascertain how achievable the task is.
Every contractor is different – and the fees that they charge are no exception. But every ac contractor should be able to give you a detailed estimate of their fees and the total cost of the project prior to getting started. If any changes to the project’s costs come up while the ac specialist is working, be sure to discuss it in detail with them. Don’t be afraid to be assertive and ask questions – it’s your money!
When negotiating the allotted budget for the project with the contractor, be sure they include, up-front – the cost of cleaning the work site. Big projects make big messes, and you don’t want to be surprised with another bill just when you thought you were finished paying. Worse, you don’t want to run out of money and end up having to clean the work site yourself!
Check in with your contractor from time to time about his schedule. They may be juggling multiple projects, and you don’t want yours to face a delay because your ac contractor isn’t running a tight ship. An ac specialist should always have enough time and attention to give your project the focus it deserves.
Many contractors are experts at some jobs, but that means they haven’t had the time to specialize in other disciplines. You want to hire an ac contractor who has specific experience with the kind of project you are undertaking. If they don’t know the ins and outs, you won’t be able to have full confidence in their ability to complete the job.
Ensure that the contractor has acquired all the necessary permits or not, as you would end up paying a lot of heavy fines otherwise. You could even take the initiative and go to the permit office yourself, rather than keep writing checks for avoidable fines.
Many states mandate that contractors offer an one year warranty on all signed agreements. If an ac contractor tries to charge you extra for a warranty, this is a disreputable practice. Find out your local laws pertaining to warranties and make sure your ac specialist adheres to them.
What appears at first to be an ordinary improvement project can end up being a huge headache. You need to make sure that your general contractor understands exactly what you want – and that they have accurately conveyed that information to the ac repair persons, as well.
Author: Chuck MaliaThis author has published 18 articles so far.